What is an accessory building?
Eagle Mountain City defines accessory buildings as a subordinate structure detached from but located on the same lot as the principal structure, this could include gazebos, picnic pavilions, boathouses, small pole barns, a garden shed, storage sheds, and similar buildings. Any single story accessory structure which is 200 square feet or less and that does not contain electrical, plumbing or mechanical service does not require a building permit. Please note that even if your accessory structure does not require a building permit, it must still meet all applicable zoning standards (see height, size, and setback restrictions). Any electrical, plumbing, or mechanical work installed in an accessory structure requires a permit, regardless of size.
Accessory structures may not be constructed unless there is a principle building (i.e. a house) being constructed or already established on the same parcel.
Accessory building classifications are as follows:
PERMANENT Buildings that have footings and a foundation, and are to be composed of steel, wood, vinyl, aluminum or cement fiber siding or other durable building materials as deemed appropriate by the building department official and the community development director. Any materials such as cloth, canvas and/or plastic shall not be permitted for permanent buildings.
SEMI-PERMANENT Buildings that are moveable (no footings or foundation) yet are composed of durable materials such as wood, steel, vinyl, aluminum or cement fiber siding. These buildings may be allowed indefinitely, however, shall require an accessory building permit with each new location on the lot or parcel.
What needs to be submitted:
- Permit application (including subdivision, lot #, and tax serial # which can be found here, all contractor information, and the project valuation)
- Accessory building checklist
- Site plan showing all setback measurements
- Building plans
- Any additional required documents as requested
- Engineering (if required)